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If you are looking for fun things to do in Florida, look no further than Florida Fringe Tourism. We display Florida tourist attractions and haunted places in Florida that are off the beaten path, full of dark secrets and haunted history. We show you haunted places in Florida that you can’t find on other Florida tourism and Florida vacation websites. Florida tourist attractions that are more than beaches and sunshine, and Florida tourism is more than what you see in those theme park brochures. Florida tourism is more about haunted places in Florida that provide fun things to do in Florida!

Visit Florida tourist attractions that are famous for their legends, haunted history, and paranormal lore. We offer coupons for shopping at metaphysical shops, discounts on admission to various Florida tourist attractions, and free to see fun things to do in Florida. We make Florida tourism like digging for buried pirate treasure, the deeper you dig, the more awesome Florida tourism you find!

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Offering a rich amount of haunted places in Florida to visit, we display such things as civil war battlefields, unexplained ruins from centuries ago, mysterious carvings in bedrock, and tons of reports of hauntings, ghosts, and witches!

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We showcase strange and odd Florida tourist attractions like the world’s smallest post office and the world’s smallest police station. We display Florida’s beautiful state parks with natural beauty as well as mysterious geological phenomena. We guide you on tours of historical landmarks and ancient ruins, as well as unexplained man made carvings and native American relics that are centuries old. And if ghost hunting is your thing, we have plenty for you, too! Haunted cemeteries, famous burials, paranormal hot spots, ghosts and spirits that haunt houses, hotels, and Florida tourism locations.

Volcano In Florida

Florida tourism is known for paranormal and haunted locations around St. Augustine, but much of the state is shrouded in mysterious legends that few know about. We shed a light on these forgotten chunks of history, mysterious legends, and haunted lore!

Make your next Florida vacation more than the usual theme parks and beaches. Use Florida Fringe Tourism to find Florida tourism that will make a memorable trip through the most fun things to do in Florida.

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If you love ghost stories, historical mysteries, urban legends, oddities or off-beat tourist attractions, then you have found the perfect place to plan your Florida vacation! We showcase some of the best Florida tourist attractions that you won’t find on other tourism sites.

This is a collection of some of the most fun things to do in Florida, from eerie haunted cemeteries to famous (or infamous) legends. We take you on a tour of history’s forgotten secrets, from mysterious ruins to museums and nature walks. Love a good ghost tale? We have ghost towns, ghost lights, and ghost tours. Interested in history? We have centuries-old monuments and crumbling ruins. We offer you the most obscure and rare “fringe” sight seeing locations available.

Loxahatchee Battlefield Park
in Jupiter
This park offers more than just many miles of hiking trails and canoe rentals ... it is rich with history dating back to the Seminole Wars in the early 1800s.
The Florida Railroad Museum near Tampa, Florida
The Florida Railroad Museum
in Parrish
Are you up for a nostalgic ride through some of Florida's most beautiful swamps, forests, and fruit fields? Then this train is for you!
Turnbull Ruins in New Smyrna Beach
Turnbull Ruins
in New Smyrna Beach
One of Florida's biggest mysteries is the ruins of an ancient fort that has no historical record of who built it!
Haunted fort in St. Augustine
Castillo de San Marcos
in St. Augustine
This medieval fort, built in 1672, has been the scene of many bloody battles, and is now one of the most haunted places in America.
The City Gates
in St. Augustine
Built in 1808 to help defend the city, these towering stone gates are rich with history ... and seem to be haunted by the spirits of two young women.
Koreshan State Historic Site
Koreshan State Historic Site
in Estero
This religious sect practiced celibacy, which it believed created immortality. When its leader died, followers continued to believe despite the irony.
The famous
The Dry Tortugas
in 70 miles west of Key West
Too far to reach by private boat, this beautiful National Park bears the nickname "Pirate Island of Tortuga" mentioned in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Volcano In Florida
The Wakulla Volcano
in Wakulla County
For over 100 years, unexplained smoke billowed from the Wacissa Swamp until an earthquake seemingly closed off this possible volcano forever.
Edgar J. Watson
in Fort Myers
E.J. Watson was one of Florida's most notorious mass murderers, a man who hired field workers from Key West and then murdered them on payday!
Haunted History Tour of Palm Bay
in Palm Bay
Family friendly haunted house takes you thru the haunted history of film, featuring scenes from Frankenstein, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more!

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Loxahatchee Battlefield Park
in Jupiter
Sunrise to Sunset

The wounded laid huddled together under a large oak tree while acrid smoke hung in the dense trees. The sound of musket fire and the buzz of mosquitoes filled the air. Less than a month earlier, Christmas day 1837, Zachary Taylor’s command suffered serious casualties on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. Now General Thomas Jesup ordered a small expeditionary force up the Loxahatchee River in hopes of making contact and engaging Seminoles camped along its banks. Badly outnumbered and pinned down, Lt. Powell’s command was at a very real risk of becoming Powell’s Massacre.

On January 15, 1838, The U.S. Navy’s Waterborne Everglades Expeditionary Unit comprised of 55 untested sailors and 25 soldiers under the command of Lt. Levin M. Powell encountered a large group of Seminole warriors firmly dug into dense hammock and undergrowth. Powell’s unit began to take casualties. The wounded were placed under an ancient oak tree that would later become known as “The Tree of Tears”. If not for the leadership and courage of a young lieutenant named Joseph E. Johnston (later a Civil War General), who fought a rear guard action allowing the force to escape, the entire unit might have been lost.

Nine days later, on January 24, General Jesup led his main force of 1500 up the river to attack the encamped Seminoles head on. The natives were roughly 300 strong and were occupying solid positions. Jesup was wounded almost immediately. The Tennessee Volunteers under the command of Major William Lauderdale took most of the casualties and the Seminoles held until a force of dragoons managed to cross the river and flank the warriors. The Seminoles abandoned their positions and retreated into the swamp.

Shortly after the battle, Jesup petitioned Washington to allow the Seminoles to remain in the Everglades. His request was denied and as a result, nearly 600 Seminoles (mostly women and children) were detained and later sent to the reservations in the west. This action caused the Second Seminole War to continue for four more years and gave rise to the Third Seminole War in the 1850s.

Today the battlefield site shares a location with Riverbend Park in Jupiter, Florida. Along with well maintained trails though the battlefield site, the park offers many miles of hiking trails, canoe and bike rentals, equestrian trails, picnic areas and historic sites including a 1930s restored sawmill, farmstead and homestead sites.

If you go, plan to spend some time and take advantage of all the park has to offer. Insect repellant and water are must-haves, along with a pair of comfortable walking shoes. The park is located just west of I-95 on S.R. 706 (Indiantown Road) in Jupiter.

For a deeper look at the history of the Loxahatchee Battlefield, read the article: The Battle of Okeechobee by Jim Dourney.